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Arbitration and Alternative Methods Center

The Mission

Creating engineering arbitrators to be qualified and certified locally and globally

Goals of Arbitration Center

- Developing the process of Engineering Arbitration that achive justice & clarity to all parties
- Highlighting the importance of Engineering Arbitration as the best mean to solve disputs
- Suggesting new regulation to make Engineering Arbitration more easier to be applied in UAE
- Proposing mechanisms to expand the application of engineering arbitration & put it as a condition in engineering contacts

The working plan of Engineering Arbitration & Alternative Preference Method Center

Reqest Application Request & Paying Fees
Meetings Holding Meetings with all parties
Arbitration Arbitration is the option n case of failure to resolve the matter amicably

Disputes Administration Procedures

Term of resolving disputes in Engineering Contracts

In case of dispute between two parties, they should do all efforts to solve it amicably. if they fail to do so within 28 days since this dispute has begin; Arbitrationis the option as following:

Parties authorize SOE to appoint an arbitrator

Each party can authorize his owen arbitrator & they choose a third one .

If they won/t agree on him within 30 days from accepting the case , so the issue of choosing him will refer to SOE or the authorized court

All in all , the arbitrators are authorized to conciliation & their decisions are final & obligatory for all parties

In case of dispute between 2 parties about explaining terms of a contract, the amicably way is highly suggested . In cae it isn't resolved ; arbitration is the option . As the two parties shood choose one arbitrator & if they won't agree within 30 days . They have the right to request from Society of Engineers to choose an arbitrator. In case of failure of all of the above , Dubai Courts is the competent authority to solve the dispute

System of classifying Engineering Arbitrators

Engineering Arbitrator class C

- Candidate should have at least 5 years experience in contracts ,tenders & disputes field and practice the specialized engineering field that he want to register in for 10 years at least including 2 years in UAE
- Arbitrator class C can work in cases in which contracts aren't more than 50 Millions

Engineering Arbitrator class B

- Candidate should have at least 10 years experience in contracts,, & disputes .He should also practiced the engineering specialized field he wants to register in for 5 years including 3 years in UAE
- Arbitrator class b can work in cases in which contracts are not more than 200 million Dirhams

Engineering arbitrator class A

- Candidate should have at least 15 years experience in contracts field , disputes and tenders practice the engineering field he want to register in for 8 years at least .including 5 years in UAE
- Arbitrator class A can work in cases without any maximum amount for contracts

  • Chairman

    Eng. Mansour Abdullah
  • Administrative Structure

    Head of Arbitration Section: Abeer Adel

    Accountant: Hani Abdelhafiz
  • Planning Committee

  • Executive Committee

  • Eng. Khaled Shuhail
    Eng. Khaled Shuhail
  • Eng. Zakaria Abdul-Aleem
    Eng. Zakaria Abdul-Aleem
  • Eng. Abdullah Alamry
    Eng. Abdullah Alamry
  • Dr. Nabil Shehadeh
    Dr. Nabil Shehadeh

Head Manager

Eng. Mansour Abdullah

Council Board Member & Chairman of Arbitration Committee, Society of Engineers – UAE

Planning Committee

Eng. Khaled Shuhail

Eng. Khaled Abdullah Shuhail is Arbitrator & Expert in the Engineering Field; He Previously serves as the Counselor of Ministry of Public Works. Eng. Khaled conducts a pioneering work beginning in 1981. He directs and coordinates the daily operations of his department and set specific goals for each division, he describes their goal clearly to his staffs and sees that the goals are met. He is responsible for the overall strategic planning and direction of the organization. He previously serves as the Vice Manager in Sharjah Municipality for Technical Affairs, Manager for Central Area in Ministry of Public Works and Housing, Manager for Educational Building Department in Ministry of Education and Manager for Excellence and Auditing Department in Ministry of Public Works and Housing. Beyond the significant amount of time as being the Counsellor of Ministry of Public Works and Council Board Director of Society of Engineers - UAE, Eng. Khaled Shuhail is also engaged in a number of professional ventures. He is widely known as Accredited Expert Arbitrator and Chairman of the Arbitration Committee in Society of Engineers - UAE. Eng. Khaled is the Owner and Managing Director of GESECO Engineering Consultants where he manages a full responsibility for the two offices in Sharjah and Dubai.


Planning Committee

Eng. Zakaria Abdul-Aleem

Eng. Zakaria Abdul-Aleem, Born on 1948, Bsc. in Civil Engineering. Msc. In Civil Engineering from Alexandria University, Diploma in Law from Faculty of Law – Ain Shams University, Author of a book titled "Trend of Arbitration in Construction Disputes", Presents many researches and Work Papers in International Conferences, many of his articles published in magazines and professional periodicals, Engineering Expert and Accredited Arbitrator for Courts and Financial Prosecutor's Office in Alexandria, Cairo Regional Center for International Arbitration, Dubai International Arbitration Center, Abu-Dhabi Conciliation and Arbitration Center, Ras Alkheimah Commercial Arbitration Center, Gulf Consolidated Countries Commercial Arbitration Center, Ain Shams Law Faculty Arbitration Center , Ministry of Justice in UAE and Dubai Courts. Instructor on Fidic publications, Construction Contracts & its Legal Bases, Construction Projects management and Commercial & Engineering Arbitration. Member of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb.) - UK, Member of foundation committee of CIArb. In UAE.


Planning Committee

Dr. Nabil Shehadeh

Dr. Nabil Shehadeh has MSc in Construction Management from Leeds University and a PhD degree in Construction Law from Leeds University. He has 2 Diplomas: one in Arbitration and one in Water Engineering. He is a Civil Engineer by profession. He has more than 20 years of experience in many aspects of project management and contract administration particularly cost management and claims management. He has extensive experience in many forensic delay analysis techniques, including critical path Time Slice Analyses, As-Built But-For analyses and Impacted Planned and As-Built methodologies. He has experience with a broad range of construction issues and disputes, as well as a large variety of public and private construction projects in both Europe and the Gulf Region. He handled construction disputes and claims up to the range of AED 100 million. He graduated as a civil engineer in 1982 and has long filed experience in claims, planning and costing which are supported with strong academic background. He has grasp of both theory and practice in all aspects of claims and project management. He is the President of OQUOD, a leading Contract and Project Management consultant offices in UAE.